Grant to Greek start-ups to participate in SXSW
The Hellenic Initiative and the US Embassy in Athens are supporting Greek representatives at the international South by Southwest (SXSW) festival for a fourth year in a row. The event opened on March 10 at Austin, Texas, and continues through Sunday. The joint initiative is helping 12 Greek start-ups present their products and services at one of the most important events worldwide in the domain of technology and entrepreneurship with a grant of $50,000. These companies are ASN.gr, Aspalis Concierge, Athlenda, Boardmaps, Centaur Technologies, Filmografik Productions, Hopwave, Infitheon, InSyBio, SIBA Soft, Tactical Systems and 100mentors.
Takeoff. Emirates’ first daily direct Athens-New York (Newark) flight took off on Sunday, with special effects provided by Athens International Airport authorities. The service, which is the second leg of the Dubai-Newark route, has been criticized by US airlines which say Emirates receives state subsidies which give it an unfair advantage.